East County Sports

Foothillers finely tuned for deep postseason run



By Adam Paul

© East County Sports.com


LAKESIDE (2-17-16) — The Grossmont Foothillers on Tuesday (Feb 16) traveled to Lakeside to take on the El Capitan Vaqueros and came away with the 62-34 Grossmont Valley League victory.

Grossmont pounced their way to the early lead as they limited the Vaqueros to only 4 points in the first quarter on their way to a 13-4 lead. They would extend their lead to 34-14 at the break.

Leading the Vaqueros’ effort on the night was MARIE COOK who poured in 21 points including 6-12 from the charity stripe. She also corralled 7 boards on the night.

The Foothillers on the other hand were balanced as TAISHA SILAS scrapped 13 points, CANDACE HENDERSON canned 11 and LYDIA HALCOTT banged in 10 of her own points.

Grossmont: Taisha Silas 13 (2 ast, 2 stl), Candace Henderson 11, Lydia Halcott 10 (5 reb, 1 blk), Athena Sotello 9 (8 reb, 4 ast, 2 stl)

El Capitan: Marie Cook 21 (7 reb, 4 ast, 3 stl), Makenzi Kygar 8 (2 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Zanndra Rogole 2 (1 reb, 1 stl), Elizabeth Giddins 2 (1 reb), Danielle Pimentel 1 (4 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl).


MOUNT MIGUEL 71, HELIX 44 – In Grossmont Hills League play Tuesday (Feb. 16), the home team Mount Miguel Matadors beat the visiting Helix Highlanders.

The Matadors were able to race to a 10-point lead after the first quarter as they took it 17-7, despite the second quarter being a close one with Mount Miguel taking it 18-14 and leading 35-21 at the break.

Leading the Matadors to victory was the fab five of SATERA BATES who poured in 17 points including 4 treys, AMBER HARD who scored 16 points, ROZLYN PIERCE had 13 points, CAMARA DOUGLAS scored 12 points and DESTINI ANDERSON canned 11 points.

In the second half, Mount Miguel went back to business on the defensive end as they limited the Highlanders to 8 points in the third quarter.

Pacing the Highlanders was TAYLOR GARRETT who scorched her way to 18 points on the night and also CAM OWENS who canned 10 points.

“They were better than us tonight. We’ve got to get back to the drawing board and get better,” said Highlander coach PATRICK TABOR. “They outplayed us in every aspect of the game and were the better team tonight. We split with them the last 2 years. Two of Sandoval’s losses in league play are mine.”

Mount Miguel: Satera Bates 17 (9 ast, 1 stl), Amber Hard 16 (9 reb, 1 ast, 1 blk), Rozlyn Pierce 13 (6 reb, 1 stl, 1 blk), Camara Douglas 12 (9 reb, 3 stl 1 blk), Destini Anderson 11 (4 reb, 4 ast, 2 stl), Tiaja Bennett 2 (1 ast, 4 stl), Michelle Corley (3 reb, 6 ast, 4 stl).

Helix: Taylor Garrett 18 (3 reb, 1 ast, 3 stl), Cam Owens 10 (4 reb), Danielle Simmons 5 (3 reb, 2 stl, 1 blk), Janae White 4 (2 reb), Kaliah King 3 (3 reb, 1 ast), Olivia Missouria 2 (2 reb, 1 blk), Marina Smith 2, Taliah Hooker (1 reb, 1 ast).

— Adam Paul, © East CountySports.com


STEELE CANYON 42, EL CAJON VALLEY 33 – Steele Canyon motored past El Cajon Valley with 16 points by ASHLEY TAVIZON, which included a trio of triples in Tuesday’s (Feb. 16) Grossmont Valley League encounter.

MARIAH SMITH was part of a solid supporting staff with 12 markers.

“We are still missing one of our players,” said Cougars coach PETER RUIZ. “We should get her back by Friday (Feb. 19) and be full force versus Grossmont.”

El Cajon Valley was led by LEANNA WATSON, who scored 25 points including 5 treys. She also had 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals.

The trouble is nobody else scored at will except SUMAYA HAMEED, who punched in 5 points and grabbed 7 rebounds as well as making one steal.

“We had our chances,” said Braves coach CARLOS MOSS. “It’s a matter of going through it. We’ve been in every game. We just don’t have enough basketball experience. Our seniors never played JV ball. We came from five games won last year to 11 games this year. It’s a step in the right direction.”

Steele Canyon:  Ashley Tavizon 16, Mariah Smith 12, Marianna Martinez 7, Kortni Fahie 4, Bliss Montemayor 2, Reagan Jordan 1.

El Cajon Valley:  Leanna Watson 25 (5 reb, 3 ast, 5 stl), Sumaya Hameed 5 (7 reb, 1 stl), Titishia Clemons 3 (5 stl), Mary Awadich 2 (1 stl), Rabab Issa-Tana 2 (2 reb), Kaheen Hasan (4 reb).

 – You could say it was defense or lack of offense as the Wolf Pack mowed down Monte Vista in Tuesday’s (Feb. 16) Grossmont Hills League encounter.

The scoreboard will show that the Pack held the Monarchs to 3 in the first quarter, 1 in each of the middle two quarters and zero in the fourth.

JESSICA FONDAS led the Pack with 14 points, as coach RYAN KINSER emptied his bench.

West Hills:  Jessica Fondas 14 (1 reb, 1 ast, 3 stl), Carly Raley 9 (5 reb), Haley Doucette 7 (3 stl), Maya Clemons 4 (2 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl), Alyssa Garcia 4 (2 reb), Megan Scott 3 (8 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl), Summer Stewart 3 (3 reb, 1 stl), Kerrie Daniels 2 (6 reb, 1 stl, 1 blk), Vivian Panella (3 reb, 9 ast, 2 stl), Clarrisa Holder (4 reb, 2 stl).


Monte Vista:  No report.


– By Bill Dickens, © East CountySports.com


SANTANA 41, VALHALLA 33 – The Santana Sultans girls basketball team won Tuesday’s away league game against Valhalla by a score of 41-33. No other information was reported.

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